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Silver Spring forms smart energy tie-up with EDMI

Iain Morris
August 12, 2014
Smart grid players Silver Spring Networks and EDMI have flagged a new arrangement to offer smart city and smart energy services in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia.

The two companies have already teamed up on the deployment of services for the Singapore Power Group but say they are now expanding their relationship to cover marketing in various other growth markets.

Under the expanded deal, Silver Spring (Redwood City, CA, USA) will also use EDMI (Singapore) devices as “control nodes” for managing and monitoring intelligent street lights as part of its smart city solution.

“Asia is home to some of the most rapidly growing cities on earth and, along with this growth, we are seeing unprecedented demand for infrastructure modernization in new regions, and for new smart energy and smart city applications,” said Eric Dresselhuys, executive vice president of global development and sales for Silver Spring Networks. “EDMI is an industry leader in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe, and we’re delighted to expand our partnership to ensure we are offering more choice to our smart city and smart grid customers across the globe.”

EDMI says it will build on the success of the work it has carried out with Silver Spring in Singapore, which it regards as one of the region’s most sophisticated energy network modernization projects.

“Silver Spring’s open, IPv6 platform is proven worldwide and we are excited to jointly deliver new innovations to a wider customer base,” said KM Lee, the group managing director of EDMI.

Silver Spring now claims to have connected more than 18.5 million homes and businesses worldwide and says it has worked with various leading utilities on the deployment of smart city applications like intelligent and adaptive street lights.
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